Tara S. Behrend

Tara Behrend
Associate Professor
Room 202
600 21st Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

  • Workplace technology
  • Changing nature of work
  • STEM Education
  • Career development

Current Research

Please see wave-lab.org for descriptions of current research projects.


PhD, North Carolina State University


Oswald, F.O., Behrend, T.S., Foster, L.L. (2019). Workforce readiness and the future of work. SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series; Routledge.

Landers, R.N., & Behrend, T.S. (2020, under contract). Research methods for industrial-organizational psychology. Routledge.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
Glosenberg, A., Tracey, T. J. G., Behrend, T. S., Blustein, D. L., & Foster, L. L. (2019). Person-vocation fit across the world of work: Evaluating the generalizability of the circular model of vocational interests and social cognitive career theory across 74 countries. Journal of Vocational Behavior.

Dubrow, S.*, Behrend, T. S., & Emich, K. J. (2018). I think you can: Transpersonal efficacy in teams. Journal of Managerial Psychology.

Blacksmith, N., Behrend, T. S., Dalal, R. S., & Hayes, T. L. (2018). General mental ability and decision-making competence: Theoretically distinct but empirically redundant. Personality and Individual Differences, 138, 305–311. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2018.10.024

Behrend, T. S., Yost, A.R.*, Howardson, G., Badger Darrow, J.*, & Jensen, J. (2018). Reactance to electronic surveillance: A test of antecedents and outcomes. Journal of Business and Psychology.

Kosinski, M, N., & Behrend, T. S. (2017). Editorial Overview: Big data in the behavioral sciences. Current Opinion in the Behavioral Sciences (18). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.11.007

Lynch, S., Means, B., Behrend, T.S., Peters-Burton, E.E., et al. (2017). Understanding inclusive STEM high schools as opportunity structures for underrepresented students: Critical components. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 55, 712-748. DOI: 10.1002/tea.21437

Badger Darrow, J.*, & Behrend, T. S. (2017). Person-environment fit is a formative construct. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 103, 117-131. 10.1016/j.jvb.2017.08.007

Landers, R. N. & Behrend, T.S. (2017). When are models of technology useful? Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 10, 668-675.

Behrend, T.S., & Landers, R. N. (2017). The wicked problem of scholarly impact. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 10, 602-605.

Horn, R. G.* & Behrend, T. S. (2017). Video killed the interview star: Does picture-in-picture affect interview performance? Personnel Assessment and Decisions, 3, 5-15.

Horn, R. G.*, Kaminsky, S. E.*, & Behrend, T. S. (2016). Don’t forget to properly use your signal: Driving down new roads to selection decisions. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 9, 666-671.

Blacksmith, N. B.*, Willford, J. C.*, & Behrend, T. S. (2016). Technology in the employment interview: A meta-analysis and future research agenda. Personnel Assessment and Decisions, 2, 2-15.

Howardson, G. N.*, & Behrend, T. S. (2016). Coming full circle with reactions: Understanding the structure and correlates of trainee reactions through the affect circumplex. Academy of Management: Learning and Education. doi: 10.5465/amle.2014.0012

Karim, M. N.*, Willford, J. C.*, & Behrend, T. S. (2015). Big data, little individual: The human side of big data. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.8, 527-533.

Howardson, G. N.*, & Behrend, T. S. (2015). The relative importance of specific self-efficacy sources in pretraining self-efficacy beliefs. International Journal of Training & Development. 19, 233-252. doi: 10.1111/ijtd.12060

Wiebe, E. N., Thompson, I., & Behrend, T. S. (2015). MOOCs from the viewpoint of the learner: A response to Perna. Educational Researcher, 44, 252-254. doi: 10.3102/0013189X15584774

Hooshangi, S., Willford, J. C.*, & Behrend, T. S. (2015). Self-regulated learning in transfer students: A case study of non-traditional students. Proceedings of IEEE Frontiers in Education, 1-5. doi: 10.1109/FIE.2015.7344390

Kaminsky. S. E.* & Behrend, T. S. (2015). Career choice and calling: Integrating calling and social cognitive career theory. Journal of Career Assessment. 23, 383-398.

Landers, R. N., & Behrend, T. S. (2015). An inconvenient truth: Arbitrary distinctions between organizational, Mechanical Turk, and other convenience samples. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 8, 142-164.

Karim, M. N.*, Kaminsky, S. E.*, & Behrend, T. S. (2014). Cheating, reactions, and performance in remotely proctored testing: An exploratory experimental study. Journal of Business and Psychology, 29, 555-572.    

Peters-Burton, E. E., Kaminsky, S. E.*, Lynch, S. J., Spillane, N.*, Behrend, T. S., Han, E.*, Ross, K., & House, A. (2014). Wayne School of Engineering: Case study of a rural inclusive STEM-focused high school. School Science and Mathematics, 114(6), 280–290.

Basford, T. E.*, Offermann, L. R., & Behrend, T. S. (2014). Do you see what I see? Perceptions of gender microaggressions in the workplace. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 38, 340-349.  

Badger, J. M.*, Kaminsky, S. E.*, & Behrend, T. S. (2014). Media richness and information acquisition in internet recruitment. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 29 (7), 866-883.

Howardson, G. N.*, & Behrend, T. S. (2014). Using the Internet to recruit employees: Comparing the effects of usability expectations and objective technological characteristics on Internet recruitment outcomes. Computers in Human Behavior, 31, 334-342.

Karim, M. N.*, & Behrend, T. S. (2014). Reexamining the nature of learner control: dimensionality and effects on learning and training reactions. Journal of Business and Psychology, 29, 87-99.

Basford, T. E.*, Offermann, L. R., & Behrend, T. S. (2014). Please accept my sincerest apologies: Examining follower reactions to leader apology. Journal of Business Ethics, 119, 99-117.

Burton, E. E. P., Lynch, S. L., Behrend, T. S., & Means, B. (2014). Inclusive STEM high school design: Ten critical components. Theory into Practice, 53, 64-71.


Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

Fellow, Massachusetts Institute for College and Career Readiness

Executive Board Member, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Editorial Board, Journal of Business and Psychology, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Personnel Assessment and Decisions

Editor, The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist

Classes Taught

PSYC/ORSC 2544 - Industrial-Organizational Psychology

ORSC 6214 - Personnel Training and Performance Appraisal

ORSC 6212 - Personnel Selection

PSYC 8231 - Psychometrics

ORSC 3190 - Psychology of Technology

PSYC 6297 - Individual Differences